Topic: What type of mandrel goes with Stevens' oboe tubes?
What type of mandrel have you found goes with the Stevens' oboe tubes? I've always used a very old Loree mandrel and it seems to work OK. I tried a Pisoni mandrel and the end of the mandrel sticks out past the end of the tube, which I don't really see as being a problem, since otherwise it seems to fit well as far as I can tell. A student of mine needs a mandrel but doesn't want to pay sixty-something dollars for a Loree.
I asked David Stevens this question about a year ago and it seemed to me that he didn't really have an answer.
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